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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 12 September 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Technical and Aeronautical Exploitations - TAE
Registration: SX-BAH
C/n / msn: 26565/15120
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: None
Location:Tetovo (   Macedonia (FYROM))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG/LGTS), Greece
Narrative:
Eight hijackers demanded to be taken to Yugoslavia. The crew diverted to Tetovo where the hijackers deplaned. The flight then continued to Thessaloniki.

The Greek movie O Kloios (1987) is based on this hijacking.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» George Pantalos


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Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Thessaloniki International Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (185 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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